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The bottom quarter of my bow causes a terribly grinding sound. I just discovered it since watching FM's beginner video on doing a major c scale. He said we should practice doing loooooong slow bow strokes, before I was only using the middle of my bow. I hope it's me doing something wrong and not a bad bow.
Thanks for any advice!
I can't read music, but I understand it perfectly.
In my limited experience, I've seen this a few times! The bottom of the bow, by the frog, is often heavier at that point, causing more pressure on the strings. By the added weight and pressure, the bow hairs "grab" more, causing a scratchy sound. Try bowing at that point with less pressure (just a little bit lighter).
That helped me my first week of playing! Hope it helps you!
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